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CFP: Jazz & Culture Journal

Wednesday, June 12, 2019   (0 Comments)
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The University of Pittsburgh’s Jazz Studies program in collaboration with the University of Illinois Press invites scholars and artists to submit proposals for research articles, reviews, and oral histories for upcoming issues of the journal Jazz and Culture. We are currently reviewing material for Volume 3, slated for publication in Spring 2020.


Jazz and Culture is an annual, peer-reviewed publication devoted to publishing cutting-edge research on jazz from multiple perspectives. All methodological approaches are welcome, including ethno/musicology, music theory, and critical and cultural studies. Drawing upon recent trends in music scholarship, we further seek to interrogate a range of issues connecting music, race, class, gender, and other realms of social practice. We particularly encourage submissions exploring the music’s international scope.


We request submissions in the following categories:

·         Academic Articles in approximately 10,000 words.

·         Oral Histories of Jazz Artists

·         Book and Media Reviews (1,000-2,000 words)


For submission guidelines please email pittjazz@pitt.edu.


For questions, or to inquire about books and media for review, please email: editor-in-chief Michael Heller at Michael.Heller@pitt.edu.


Jazz and Culture Volume 2 Table of Contents

If you would like to subscribe to the Jazz and Culture journal email pittjazz@pitt.edu.



“Mary Lou Williams as Apology: Jazz, History, and Institutional Sexism in the Twenty-First Century”

Kimberly Hannon Teal

“Risk, Creative Labor, and the Integrative Jazz-Film: Producing the Improvised Soundtracks of Birdman and Afterglow”

Gretchen Carlson

“Where You Are Accepted, You Blossom": Towards Care Ethics in Jazz Historiography”

Vanessa Blais-Tremblay

Oral Histories

“Music is No More Than a Reflection of Its Times”: Max Roach and Marion Brown on Jazz and Politics in the 1960s and Beyond

Interviewed by Charles Hersch

Without Qualification: Bill Dixon on Black Music and Pedagogy

Interviewed by Andrew Raffo Dewar


The Human Tornado (after Etheridge Knight); “Young Hearts, Run Free” (’76); DeBarge

Amaud Jamaul Johnson


The Jazz Bubble: Neoclassical Jazz in Neoliberal Culture, by Dale Chapman

Dean S. Reynolds

The Kind of Man I Am: Jazzmasculinity and the World of Charles Mingus, Jr., by Nichole Rustin-Paschal

Better Git It in Your Soul: An Interpretive Biography of Charles Mingus, by Krin Gabbard

Sean Sonderegger

The Improvisation Studies Reader: Spontaneous Acts, edited by Rebecca Caines and Ajay Heble

Mark Lomanno

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